This BBC Friday We Celebrate 6 Years Of Local Networking — And 3 Years, 1/2 Our Sorta-existence, Graciously Hosted By OfficeXpats!

The First BBC was held on Friday, 9 January 2009,  at the Blue Ocean Cafe (Blue Ocean closed its doors a year later on March 1st 2010). We were called BISBER back then: “Bainbridge Island Small Business Entrepreneurial Roundtable” – happily later shortened to BBC. After the Blue Ocean, we met downstairs at the Pavilion, then at Local Harvest (which closed its doors in 2012), then a couple times at the wonderful coffee destination  Roosters Cafe (note, Thuy Nguyen finally has a great website for Roosters), then at the excellent florist shop Flowering Around, finally to settle at our present most gracious location of OfficeXpats Coworking & Conference Center so very kindly hosted by Leslie & Jason. (


Thank You Leslie & Jason!  Jason and Leslie invited us to meet at OfficeXpats in 2012, and they have been wonderful and accommodating hosts ever since. They have always supported our original Identity/Brand of “Free, Fun, Friendly” community business networking and support, Jason even hosting our BBC website!

Join us this Friday to reminisce about the last 6 years and to roundtable about Year Seven 2015. Bring your brains, ideas, and creativity!

So invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space … and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC @ OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, Upstairs At the Pavilion

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 – Year Seven BBC Celebration!
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

The BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & Other Entrepreneurial Sentients From Planet BBC


More BBC Regulars Really Exciting Upcoming Events!

NEW! 8 January, 2nd Thursday Evening “Keep An Eye On Your Business” Salons (6:00-7:00 PM). Join the OfficeXpats community for a relaxed roundtable with an SEO expert to answer questions and a glass of beer or wine to calm the nerves. Facilitated by long-time BBC Member and organizer Brian Creamer. Save the dates for future 2nd Thursdays (February 12,March 12.) Register at

OfficeXpats NEW Tues@Noon Workshops – January 2015 (still 3 great sessions left):
Jan. 13th, FINANCE: basic business bookkeeping concepts, using only a spreadsheet!
Jan. 20th, BUSINESS SOFTWARE: Practical uses of Excel for business.
Jan. 27th, CLOUD COMPUTING: Managing Email/Calendar/Contacts.
Register at

Starting in January 2015 – “Mastermind Group” led by BBC Founding Member & Leader Alyse McConnell! From “day one” OfficeXpats has looked forward to the time when we could sponsor a “mastermind” group. What is a Mastermind Group? They’ve been around for decades, a way to offer a committed group of business owners or professionals support and personal / professional growth, as well as to achieve specific goals and overall success. Activities of Mastermind Groups usually include brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support. More info, cost, and registration at

BBC on Facebook: Alice David has kindly set up a BBC Facebook destination. Take a look: – friend, post, share, bake, blog, barbecue. We all love you Alice – stay strong! (Alice David support community: Caring Bridge)

REMINDER for BBC Regular Members: Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List for single page referral sheet and BBC website Members List. As BBC Regular Members, you can have your business and contact info available for the BBC community and on the BBC website. Follow link (form courtesy of Annette Walker) and fill out BBC Regulars Member List contact info:


BBC Related Links

Chamber Of Commerce
Accelerate Kitsap – Business Mentoring
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
inside bainbridge
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K. D. Kragen is a philosopher, writer, teacher, editor, husband, father and grandfather. A third generation San Franciscan, Vietnam era vet U.S. Coast Guard (1973-1977), married to Janet L. Kragen for 32 years (1977-present), K. D. is a published novelist ("The KillWare Chronicles" and "Plagueman"); he has taught logic and lectured in philosophy of art at various college and local art schools (Northwest College of Art, Trumeau College of the Arts). Presently he teaches senior citizens basic computer skills (to be able to keep in touch with children and grandchildren), does general computer maintenance, MS and Linux OS, manages a small publishing house, Scandia Patch Press, and edits and ghosts the writings of other local authors. KaveDragen Ink LLC Clean, sparkling copy is often the first impression you make on prospective clientele. Every company needs: One, the Visionary, company owner, manager. That's you! You are the market expert. You know your products and services better than anyone else. Two, the Copy-editor, the wordsmith. That's me. I supply the polish and clarity of communication needed to grab your client from the very first line.